Mel and son Chris (right) had a good combination trip with us.
Chris had the toughest afternoon introduction to fly fishing, 35km winds and no rises.
Mel gets a good wild brown on the Blue Damsel, while Chris records action for family.
Then Chris’ turn, again on the damsel, sighted stalked and hooked … but then fish spat hook.
Another one on for Chris, this one on a dropper under a dry … took Chris into the backing twice, before snagging him up some 30 metres away. Chris was one of the best learners to casting I can recall.
Everything right, presentation, accuracy, excellent stalker, but the fish refused to play ball. Reckon between missed takes, lost fish and break-offs he had ten or more to the fly but yet to get one to hand.
Finally! On the rivers, this one got to hand, lively river wild brown …
Mel also got this 4lb beauty on the dry in the late evening at Currawong.